Reggae legend Barrington Levy to perform in Toronto

Reggae/dancehall legend Barrington Levy is coming to Toronto to perform for one night only.

Levy, renowned for hits such as ‘Under Mi Sensi’, ‘Here I Come’, and ‘Murderer’, will perform with his band, The Detour Posse.

Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Levy began performing in dancehalls at age 14 with “The Mighty Multitude,” a band he formed with his cousin, Everton Acres. His first foreign release, the song ‘A Yah We Deh’ was followed by the hit single ‘Collie Weed’. Levy quickly became a popular fixture in Jamaica’s dancehalls.

By 1979, Levy’s prowess caught the attention of producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who signed him to Channel One. Some of his early singles, including ‘A Yah We Deh’, ‘Shine Eye Gal’ and ‘Moonlight Lover’ were collected on his debut album, Bounty Hunter.

Over the past three decades, Levy, known as the “Mellow Canary” for his strong, pure vocal style, has established himself as one of the legends of reggae. His extensive catalogue of singles, albums and collaborations has earned the acclaim of fans around the world and the respect of his peers.

Barrington Levy will perform at the Sound Academy this Saturday, November 20 at the Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., at 11 p.m. The event will be hosted by Natty B and Mista Presto. The DJ’s are the Reggae Café’s Renegade Squad, Lindo P and D Bandit.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

For more information, including a full list of venues to purchase tickets, call 416-930-9650 or visit www.dbandit.com.

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